Travel Pack: Move Your Teamwork Project and Libraries to a Different Computer

Important: Make sure that you are using ARCHICAD programs with identical versions and identical build numbers, on both the remote and original computers. Otherwise, you will not be able to merge changes to the project.
You cannot access the BIMcloud/BIM Server from the remote computer. In this case, the only way you can access project data is to bring it with you to the remote computer.
Your network or internet access is slow. While you can download the project over the internet at the remote location, the sheer volume of data makes this prohibitively time-consuming. Instead, create a Travel Pack at the original location, then open it at the remote location. This way, the project’s local data is saved to the machine – no downloading necessary.
You can access the BIMcloud/BIM Server easily, yet the project’s BIM Server libraries are so large that you do not want to wait for the whole download. On the original computer, create a new shared project, adding the BIMcloud/BIM Server Libraries you will need. This project contains no model data, just libraries. Out of this, create a Travel Pack. On the remote computer, open the Travel Pack project: this step will unpack those libraries and save them to your Local Data folder. Now, access the BIMcloud/BIM Server to open the project itself, the one you want to work on. The program will find that the libraries have already been downloaded locally, so the download is limited to just model data – no library downloads.
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Use the Teamwork > Project > Traveling > Create Travel Pack command.
Note: If you are online and did not do a Send/Receive, you are prompted to do so.
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The Create Travel Pack dialog box appears.
Note: If you do not include libraries in the Travel Pack, your Travel Pack will be much smaller. However, the first time you use Travel Pack to transfer a project to a remote computer, make sure the Travel Pack does include the libraries you will need. In the next “round” of creating the Travel Pack, you can skip the libraries to save time in the packing/imported process, provided that the needed libraries still exist on the remote computer, and provided that no changes to the libraries have occurred on the server in the meantime.
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Click Create. The Pack Project dialog box appears. Choose a location to which to save the file (for example, a pen drive).
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Click Pack. This action will close the current project.
Important: Even if your Work Environment is set to automatically do a Release All when you Close the project, you will not release all your elements at this point.
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Go to Teamwork > Project > Traveling > Import Travel Pack and browse for the travel pack file.
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Click Import.
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Click OK to bring up the Open Teamwork Project dialog box. Choose a BIMcloud/BIM Server, then select the project and click Open.
Alternatively, click Import Travel Pack to import a different Travel Pack project.
If you later open the project again (rather than importing the Travel Pack) on the same, original computer, ARCHICAD will warn you that you have already made a Travel Pack out of the local data (and presumably have worked on it, or will work on it, at another location).
Suppose you are working on a Teamwork project from your office computer, but wish to take the project and work on it in offline mode on your portable notebook computer. For example, you are flying on a plane without internet access, but want to work during your flight.
Note: The project’s local data on the original computer is now flagged as being in “Traveling Mode.”
Important: You must issue the Send command, then the Receive command at the end of your work session at both locations. (Do not use Send & Receive.)
Note: To work from several online locations, you do not necessarily need a Travel Pack: if you can access the BIM Server online, then you can download the project and libraries from any machine, work as needed, then Send & Receive before closing the project.
You must issue the Send command, then the Receive command at the end of your work session at both locations. (Do not use Send & Receive.)
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Issue the Send command.
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Issue the Receive command.
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Issue the Send command.
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Issue the Receive command.
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On the office computer, issue the Receive command. The modifications you made at home are now merged into the project on the office computer, and you can continue working.
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On the office computer, finish working, issue the Send command; then issue the Receive command; do a save, then close the project. If you want to keep working at home, you do not need to make another Travel Pack, because the project’s local data is already on your hard drive at home.
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On the home computer, start ARCHICAD, open the project, issue the Receive command. The modifications you made at the office are now merged into your local data at home, and you can continue working, with no further need for a Travel Pack.
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